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[Album Review] Red Velvet – ‘The Velvet – The 2nd Mini Album’

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Tracklist:

1. 7월7일 (One Of These Nights) {Title}

2. Cool Hot Sweet Love

3. Light Me Up

4. 처음인가요 (First Time)

5. 장미꽃 향기는 바람에 날리고 (Rose Scent Breeze)

6. 7월 7일 (One Of These Nights) (De-Capo Ver.)

7. 7월 7일 (One Of These Nights) (Joe Millionaire Ver.)

8. 7월 7일 (One Of These Nights) (Piano Ver.)

Red Velvet has finally returned with their second mini album The Velvet! Red Velvet made a strong and bold comeback last September with their first full length album The Red, their first full length album mainly focused on the girls’ bright, red and vivid image, showing their fans the energetic side of them. Their second mini album titled The Velvet on the other hand aims to show a different side of Red Velvet, instead of being bright and bold like last time, the girls’ have decided to take on a softer and smoother concept; showing the elegant and soft side of them.

01. 7월7일 (One Of These Nights)
Korean Lyrics by 서지음(Jam Factory)
Composed by Hwang Chan Hee / Andreas Oberg / Maria Marcus
Arranged by Hwang Chan Hee / Lee Seung Joo, Hong So Jin

Their newly released title track 7월 7일 (One Of These Nights), is a lovely dreamlike ballad track which features the beautiful orchestra and piano as the background instruments. The song is written based on the mythology Gyeonwoo & Jiknyeo”, it talks about the aftermath of a couple who was forced to part ways. While reminiscing the sweet memories they have been through together, the lovers have a small, simple hope, which is to meet each other one day. 

02. Cool Hot Sweet Love
Korean Lyrics by Kenzie
Composed & Arranged by Daniel ‘Obi’ Klein / Charlotte Taft / Michael Nordmark / Thomas Sardof

 Along with Kenzie, well-known composers Daniel ‘Obi’ Klein, Charlotte Taft, Michael Nordmark and Thomas Sardof joined the crew and produced the unique urban R&B track Cool Hot Sweet Love. Along with the upbeat drums and stylish piano serving as the instrumental, the reversal of the chorus adds to the fun atmosphere of the song. The track describes the tastes cool, hot, sweet and love, making fellow listeners to fall in love with Red Velvet’s cool, hot, sweet love. 

03. Light Me Up
Lyrics by Kenzie
Composed by Kenzie / Deez / Rodnae ‘Chikk’ Bell
Arranged by Deez

 Light Me Up is an R&B Ballad track which illustrates the comfortable and peaceful atmosphere. The use of rhythmic drums and harp as the instrumental captivates the listeners’ ears. Just like the title, the song lights up the dark atmosphere with Red Velvet’s bright, soothing vocals!

04. First Time
Lyrics, Composed & Arranged by Kenzie

Following Super Junior Kyuhyun’s success for his pop ballad track A Million Pieces, Kenzie decides to once again pull out the pop ballad genre. Through the quiet and peaceful atmosphere First Time illustrates a soft and beautiful atmosphere for the listeners’ ears. The song expresses a young girl’s view towards love, illustrating the scene where she cannot sleep but think of the man which she encounters.

5. 장미꽃 향기는 바람에 날리고 (Rose Scent Breeze)

Lyrics by Chung Hae Kyung
Composed by Hong Jong Hwa
Arranged by Park Geun Chul, Jeong Su Min

Rose Scent Breeze is a remake of SM Entertainment’s founding chairman Lee Soo Man’s song of the same name. Rose Scent Breeze is a song sang by SM Entertainmetn’s founding chairman Lee Soo Man in the year of 1989; it was released as one of the side tracks of his eighth full length album Newage 2. The soothing ballad track talks about the pain that people suffer due to an irreparable relationship.

6. 7월 7일 (One Of These Nights) (De-Capo Ver.)

7. 7월 7일 (One Of These Nights) (Joe Millionaire Ver.)

8. 7월 7일 (One Of These Nights) (Piano Ver.)

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